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Analysis of Crowd Behaviour Theories in Panic Situation

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2 Author(s)
binti Sharbini, H. ; Dept. of Comput. Graphic & Multimedia, Univ. Teknol. Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia ; Bade, A.

During panic situation, it is not necessarily the crowd will act as a `crowd' but rather as a group of individual. As part of the crowd in panic situation, there will be a group of individuals who will act accordingly like following leader, relatives or friends. The existing crowd behaviour theories in panic situation comprise of not only panic theory itself but also include decision-making theory and urgency theory. However, there is still an issue in regards of human communication during this emergency condition. This paper will analyze on the bona fide of human relationship in aiding the decision making process during the simulation in panic situation and further discussed on the theories stated. An overview of existing crowd behaviour model will also be included in this paper as part of the analysis of crowd behavior in panic situation.

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Information and Multimedia Technology, 2009. ICIMT '09. International Conference on

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16-18 Dec. 2009